05 Sep '12, 6am

Future of top U.S. Bitcoin exchange in doubt as $250K in virtual currency stolen

Future of top U.S. Bitcoin exchange in doubt as $250K in virtual currency stolen

The future of the top U.S. Bitcoin echange is in doubt after $250,000 in virtual currency was stolen last night. As CNet reports , an unidentified hacker found and absconded with an unencrypted backup of virtual wallet keys, taking 24,000 bitcoins, each worth just over ten U.S. dollars. It’s the virtual equivalent of leaving your wallet on the cafe table as you go to use the restroom. In a blog post, Bitcoin founder Roman Shtylman said that BitFloor, the exchange for Bitcoins, would be paused while he evaluates options. He said he still had logs for all the accounts, trades and transfers for every user, but the theft took the vast majority of the coins BitFloor has on hand at any time, which are generated by commissions on Bitcoin trades. Shtylman wants to continue to operate BitFloor, but that is currently in doubt. And shuttering the exchange, while a last resort, is a v...

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